Callout blocks

Camille Ricketts
Jun 5 '19 · 2 min read · 2094 views
Callout blocks are useful for highlighting specific text or breaking it out from the rest of a document. Perhaps you want to add a warning, a tip, etc. Here's what one looks like:
The emoji icon and block color can easily be changed to whatever you want. The default is whatever you used last.

Add a callout

  • Click the + that appears in the left-hand margin when you hover over a new line. Scroll to select Callout from the menu that pops up.
  • You can also type /call and press enter to add it to your page.
  • Move your callout block around your page by using the ⋮⋮ icon that appears on hover as a handle to drag and drop it — including into columns.

Style your callout

  • Every callout block comes with an icon. Click on it to change it to whatever you want.
  • You can also upload your own icon image (ideal size is 280 x 280 pixels), or paste a link to the image you want.
  • Click Random to cycle through randomly generated emoji options until you like one!
  • Change the color of the callout block itself (or the text inside the block) by clicking the ⋮⋮ icon that appears to the left on hover.
  • Select Color and choose from the background color menu to change the entire block's color. Choosing Default turns the block white with a light gray outline.
  • Selecting a non-black color for the text turns the block white with a light gray outline.
  • You can also change text and background colors with the shortcut cmd/ctrl + / and typing the name of the color you want.

Modify or delete callout

From one menu, you can choose to delete, duplicate, move, transform, comment on, or copy an anchor link to your callout block.
  • Click the ⋮⋮ icon that appears to the left when you hover over your callout. From there, you can select Delete or Duplicate.
  • You can also access this menu by selecting your callout and typing cmd/ctrl+/. Type what you want to do to jump right to that option.
  • In this same menu, you can click Copy Link in order to copy and share the anchor link to that callout block.
  • Click Move to choose another page where you want the callout block to live.
  • Click Comment to make a comment on the callout block's content. You can always type @ followed by someone's name to get their attention on this content too.
  • Select Turn Into to choose another format for the content in your callout block. For example, you could turn it into a bullet, heading, to-do item, toggle, and more.

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